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THE CONSTANT LEARNER

Nitin Nadkarni talks about his journey towards personal and professional excellence
Today’s disruptive business environment, rampant automation and evolving business models make the CFO’s role extremely challenging.





Think Tank

THE GLOBAL ECONOMY AND INDIA: TAKING STOCK AND ASSESSING THE OUTLOOK

Stephanie Flanders, Senior Executive Editor, Bloomberg Economics
Estimates suggest that the global economy may shrink by 3-4% in 2020 – the steepest slowdown since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Government borrowings are at levels not seen since World War II, and the consequences for money supply, fiscal stability, inflation and labour markets, among others, are considerable.


THE BUSINESS CASE FOR KINDNESS

Shailesh Haribhakti, Chartered and Cost Accountant, Internal Auditor, Certified Financial Planner and Fraud Examiner
Dacher Keltner, Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley, coined the phrase ‘survival of the kindest’ as a counterpoint to the Darwinian idea of ‘survival of the fittest’.


THE POST-COVID WORLD ORDER: INDIA’S FOREIGN POLICY DILEMMAS

Suhasini Haidar, Diplomatic Editor, The Hindu
China remains the most urgent foreign policy challenge for India. The recent Ladakh standoff and the killing of Indian soldiers have triggered a re-balancing of border forces and a speeding up of India’s strategic ties with the US and other friendly nations, including a renewed interest in the Quad.


OF GRIT, COMPASSION AND NERVES OF STEEL

Anu Aga, Ex-Chairperson Thermax
Anu Aga’s life has been about overcoming difficult losses. The loss of her husband and son in quick succession at a very young age was very hard to deal with, but she quickly picked up the chords of her life and carried on.


COVID-19: THE NEW BRANDING IMPERATIVES

Sukesh Nayak,Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy
In today’s ‘6-feet economy’ of physically-distanced, homebound customers, consumer behaviour has become increasingly unpredictable – and branding and brand communication even more pivotal than ever.


BOARD LEVEL SUCCESSION PLANNING

Arun Duggal Former CEO, Bank of America India, now serves on Corporate Boards in India and overseas as Chairman and Independent Director.
In recent months there have been a lot of issues regarding CEO and Board-level appointments.


THE COVID POLICY WINDOW

Manish Sabharwal, Chairman and Co-founder, Teamlease Services
Cries for ‘mega reforms’ have been coming for years from various sources. Critics argue that the current government has lagged expectations on reform initiatives while others point to the fact that it has progressed in a number of structural areas that were hobbled by years of neglect and inefficiency.